if beale street

If Beale Street Could Talk

 

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers. A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Starring:  KiKi Layne, Stephen James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree Henry

Runtime:  1 hr. 59 mins.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Crime/Drama/Romance

Showing:

Monday, February 11 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 12 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 14 @ 2 p.m. only

Saturday, February 16 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards:  Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Regina King), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Achievement in Music Written for a Motion Picture – Original Score

Winner Golden Globe:  Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Regina King

Adult $11.50, Senior (60+)  $9.00 – Tickets available through Box Office Only

General Admission seating

basis of sex

On The Basis of Sex

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

Starring:  Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor

Runtime:  2 hrs.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Biography/Drama

Showing:

Tuesday, February 19 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 21 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 23 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 25 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Adult  $11.50, Senior (60+)  $9.00 – Tickets available through Box Office Only

General Admission seating

stan& ollie

Stan & Ollie

 

Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.

Starring:  Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Rufus Jones

Runtime:  1 hr. 37 mins.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Biography/Comedy/Drama

Showing:

Tuesday, February 26 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 28 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Adult $11.50,  Senior (60+)  $9.00 – Tickets available through Box Office Only

General Admission Seating

the favourite

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz & Emma Stone), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay

Winner Golden Globe: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Olivia Colman

The Favourite

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Starring:  Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hart, Joe Alwyn, James Smith

Runtime:  2 hrs. 1 min.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Biography/Comedy/Drama/History

Showing:

Monday, March 4 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 7 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 8 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 9 @ 2 p.m. only

Adult $11.50, Senior (60+)  $9.00 – Tickets available through Box Office Only

General Admission seating

The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative. 

QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Matinee’s are $9.00 and Evenings are $11.00, general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit www.quintefilmalternative.ca for more information and membership details.

Upcoming Films:

Wed. February 6 – Shoplifters

Wed. February 20 – Stan & Ollie

Wed. March 6 – Maria By Callas

Wed. March 20 – Sir

Wed. April 3 – Woman At War